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Root River Report

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The following information is the latest fishing information for the Root River in Racine. We will post new information to this site every TUESDAY or WEDNESDAY at 4:00 pm from September through December and from March through May. We will also update the number of fish processed at the Root River Steelhead Facility to give you the exact number of fish passed upstream. Depending on water conditions and number of fish in the weir, fish are usually processed on Mondays and Thursdays.

In addition, you can check out our Lake Michigan Outdoor Report for the latest fishing information on Lake Michigan and Green Bay.

Root River Steelhead Facility

Lake Michigan trout and salmon don't successfully reproduce in Wisconsin streams, so DNR gives Mother Nature a hand. Watch fisheries crews collect eggs and milt from spawning fish to create the next generation of steelhead to challenge anglers on the big pond.

Root River Fishing Report for September 19, 2016

Fishing pressure on the Root River has been very light. The water flow and water levels are low for this time of the year and probably limit upstream migration. Rains forecast for the next several days might improve the situation.

For up to date river conditions, check out the USGS web site of stream flow conditions [exit DNR]  in Wisconsin.

Fishing Information

Fishing pressure on the Root River is very low. Anglers did not report catching any fish in the river this past weekend.

 

Root River Steelhead Facility Report

DATE: September 19, 2016 RIVER TEMP: 65
  Rainbow Trout Chinook Salmon Coho Salmon Brown Trout
Total Captured        
Passed Upstream      

 

Taken to Hatchery        
Spawned at Facility

 

     
Egg Take

 

     
Last revised: Monday September 19 2016